Winter is coming to Moscow
Moscow celebrated the coming of winter in MUZEON park
Not least among Russian traditions that Westerners find odd is Christmas - it comes 13 days late, "Santa" doesn't live in the North Pole and you wait until midnight on New Year's to hear...the President! RBTH tries to explain some of the peculiarities about winter holidays in Russia...
More than 1,400 New Year events will be held in Moscow's pedestrian zones, boulevards, parks and cultural centers before January 11, city culture department head Sergei Kapkov said at a city government meeting on Tuesday